1960s Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers About 1963
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the
United States for the first time?
A: At the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Who becomes governor of Alabama?
A: George Wallace.
What does Wallace proclaim in his inaugural speech?
A: "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever!"
African-American student Harvey Gantt enters what
A: Clemson University in South Carolina, the last U.S. state to hold out against racial integration.
Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United
States citizens to what country are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy
In Paris, six people are sentenced to death for doing what?
A: Conspiring to assassinate President Charles de Gaulle.
De Gaulle pardons five, but the other conspirator, Jean
Bastien-Thiry, is what?
A: Executed by firing squad several days later.
In Camden, Tennessee, how does
country music superstar
Patsy Cline die?
Mount Agung erupts on Bali, killing approximately how many
The Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on Alcatraz Island in
Francisco Bay does what?
A: It closes.
What Alfred Hitchcock film is released in the United
A: The Birds.
The long running soap opera General Hospital debuts on what
A: ABC Television.
At the 35th Academy Awards ceremony , what movie wins Best
A: Lawrence of Arabia.
The U.S. nuclear submarine Thresher does what?
A: It sinks 220 miles east of Cape Cod. All 129 aboard die.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Abernathy, Fred
Shuttlesworth and others are what?
The Coca-Cola Company introduces its first what?
A: Diet drink, Tab cola.
Thousands of African Americans, many of them children, are
arrested while protesting segregation where?
A: In Birmingham, Alabama.
What does Public Safety Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor
later unleashe on the demonstrators?
A: Fire hoses and police dogs.
Kuwait becomes what?
A: The 111th member of the United Nations.
President Kennedy signs Executive Order 11110, authorizing
the Secretary of the Treasury to do what?
A: To issue silver certificates.
Vostok 6 carries Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova,
making her the first woman what?
A: To go into space.
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that state-mandated
reading in public schools is what?
Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds who as
the 262nd pope?
A: Pope John XXIII.
ZIP codes are what?
A: Introduced by the United States Postal Service.
NASA launches Syncom 2, the world's first what?
A: Geostationary (synchronous) satellite.
The Great Train Robbery takes place where?
A: In Buckinghamshire, England.
James Meredith becomes the first black person to what?
A: Graduate from the University of Mississippi.
Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers what speech?
A: His "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to an audience of at least 250,000, during the March on Washington.
What opens in Canton, Ohio with 17 charter members?
A: The Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, in Birmingham,
Alabama, kills and injures how many people?
A: Kiss 4 and injures 22.
Rioters burn down what in Jakarta, to protest the formation
A: The British Embassy.
Sam Cooke and his band are arrested after trying to do
A: Register at a "whites only" motel in Louisiana.
What car manufacturing firm is founded in Italy?
Arecibo Observatory, a radio telescope, officially what?
A: Begins operation in Puerto Rico.
The first "what" is made available to AT&T customers?
A: Push-button telephone.
Lyndon Baines Johnson is sworn in as U.S. President after
A: The assassination of John F. Kennedy.